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Brewed by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Style: Abbey Tripel
Erpe-Mere, Belgium

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Ondineke is a classic tripel, brewed in the ancient way, again with exclusive natural ingredients: artesian water, malt (barley), hops, yeast and liquid candy sugar. As in the Saison no spices are added. Ondineke is an unfiltered top fermenting beer. It is soft, creamy, and of golden color. It is double hopped with the last real hops available from the region of Aalst (The variety is Hallertau Mittelfrüh). Ondineke has a positive taste evolution and the bottles are best kept standing in a cool, dark place. It is best before two years after the bottling date. 8.5 % alc.vol. makes this a beer to be savoured. Preferably Ondineke is to be served at a temperature between 6 to 10° C. Moreover Ondineke is at its best when served in the originally designed Glazen Toren glass.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle. Slight gusher. Hazy amber beer with a huge off-white head and some floaties. Earthy, spicy, malty aroma - some fruity esters, but more hops and yeast. Earthy spice flavor with rich malt and some lemon/peach fruit. Medium body. LIngering spice/fruit. Fairly dry finish. Very drinkable. Nice complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2007
750ml bottle 2/3/07 @ O’brien’s. Shared with 3 of my fellow tasters from earlier in the evening/afternoon. Treated to this brew by one of the other two Jonathan’s at the Table one of british friends for the evening. Pours cloudy yellow with a very big head, sweet, light aroma. The taste is sweet bolt and strong. A decent tripel not bad not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2007
(750ml, bottled on 12/30/05) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a long-lasting large white head with excellent lacing. Aroma of mustiness, buttery, peach, and light citrus. Flavor of yeast, malt, candi sugar, and mild hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours a hazy straw amber, topped by half an inch or so of foamy white suds. Thick layers of lace stick to the glass. Sweetish wheat in the aroma, a little bit bready, a little bit yeasty. Nice flavor of sweeter wheat malt, a little candi sugar, bread yeast, and a touch of dry spice. Medium body, gentle but spritzy carbonation. Soft and delightful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2007
75 cl wrapped bottle. Clear bottle with a big white head.Spiced aroma, lots of coriander and some grassy hops countering the sweetness. Coriander and grassy flavours, sweetish. Full body. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2007
(Bottled 21.6.2005, 0.75l) Slightly hazy golden color (muddy orange with yeast) with a largeish, foamy head. Aroma of sweetish caramel, grainy malt, fruit, and lots of berries. Smoothly fruity with yeast. Grainy-malty, sweetish-caramely berry flavor with a dryish, bitter-hoppy, peppery-spicy finish. Caramely, fruity and acidic with yeast. Medium-bodied, slightly syrupy, foamy-carbonated palate. Easy to drink, and quite nicely balanced between sweetish caramel, and dryish hoppiness. Still quite straightforward and foamy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass; Produced a huge pillow of light foam that cascaded over the rim of my glass supported by a hazy sunset golden hue, of course the lacing was excellent. The nose detects candi sugars, apricot and pear fruit esters, coriander and peppery esters as well with a yeasty house aromatic. The taste starts sweet and fruity with a mild addition of noble continental hop. While there is not a heavy amount of depth it is enjoyable is not cloy sweet. The mouth feel is very good with a carbonation keeps the palate clean even if a bit too much at times, a hint of alcohol is noted as well. I liked this brew the more I drank it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (2856) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle, 75 cl. Takje this at france on vacation. Deep gold color, white head. Spicy nose, some yeast, a bit sweet. Good flavor, spice and yeast, earthy hoppiness. Nice character to it. Beautiful palate, very full, creamy--impressive. Lovely balance in the mouth. Nice tripel. Quality beer from de Glazen toren!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2425) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Large rocky and frothy white head of very fine bubbles in my chimay glass. Excellent carbonation keeps a thin head on the surface for the duration. Sickly sweet yeast and grass aroma. Not very complex. Kind of weak in the spice department. Color is a bright golden orange. Weak flavor. Light on the malts and body. Little bit of yeast and grains. Light fruit (pear) in there also. Finish is warming with a noticable alcohol presence. Not one of the better triples out there. Decent but there are many better. Actually I am starting to like this more as it warms.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2006
From a red capped 750 ml. olive green bottle with a list of ingredients along the center right of label, no freshness date, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Poured a cloudy yellowish, golden orange with a frothy, foamy white head, decent retention, settled into a thin sudsy lacing. Aromas of sweet grainy malts, fruity esters, coriander and earthy clove, spicy, herbal leafy hops, and small whiffs of alcohol. Good active carbonation and a crisp, dry, slick, carbonated smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant, nicely balanced triple taste, sweet grainy, barley maltiness with a candied sugariness, coriander and clove spicy, green apple slices with sour lemon squeezed over them fruitiness, spicy, herbal hops that have softly tongue numbing bitterness, the alcohol is well masked, but also very warming in the palate, and a dry, crisp, cleansing, hoppy, estery, malty finish. This is my first Belgian ale from this brewer and it is excellent, easy drinkability, well worth trying.


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